This time the snow was thicker, stickier and just plain beautiful. It started snowing Wed. afternoon and didn't stop until late Thursday afternoon. I was like a kid on Christmas morning; running from window to window, watching the snow fall and taking pictures. I didn't want to go to bed b/c I wanted to watch the snow fall and accumulate but also wanted to fall asleep quickly so that the time would pass quick while I was asleep and I could wake up to a winter wonderland......yeah, I'm a dork. Haha
I took over 200 pictures but I won't torture you with all 200.......
Maybe just 150 or so. LOL
Ok, so maybe I'm not sharing that many with you but I AM sharing quite a few. I don't know many people that complain about "too many pictures", so I'm not too worried. :-)
Enough with the gibber-jabbering, let's get to picture sharing!
I didn't get many night-time shots......still learning my new camera and it was getting pretty late.
|Front yard looking toward the street.|
|Front yard looking toward the street and bottom driveway.|
|Front sidewalk.....check out the little|
balls of snow on my garden lights. :-)
|I was amazed at the stickiness of|
|The Jeep is almost invisible (on the right :-D )|
The snow is pretty; it's sticky and seemingly hugs whatever it lands on (as you can see in the above pictures) and makes beautiful shapes but that same stickiness starts causing problems; it starts getting heavy, causing power lines to droop, trees to bend (as you'll see in the next pictures) and sometimes mass chaos. Thankfully, we didn't lose power but my bushes beside the front porch were flattened (they bounced back...always do) but my two red bushes (scientific name since I can't remember their real name LOL) by the bottom driveway didn't fair so well. :-(
|Flattened the bushes beside my front porch.|
|Taken from my bedroom window (2nd level) of the bottom|
|Yup, that's a "tree" on my Jeep.|
|Here's another angle for ya. That tree|
used to be as tall as the house.
Daylight finally happens!
Time for more pictures!
I love the snow when it's freshly fallen. I love the pristine look of it. The untouched splendor....it's like a blank canvas just waiting for marks to be made......although I'm weird and really hate messing up that canvas. I tend to try and walk in my footprints so as not to mar the landscape. :-D
|Front yard looking toward bottom driveway.|
|Front yard looking toward upper driveway.|
|Standing in the bottom driveway looking toward the backyard.|
|Standing in the bottom driveway looking toward the side yard|
(basically looking left from the above picture and my back to the house)
|Love how the blue peeks through the trees.|
|Standing at the bottom of the upper driveway looking back towards|
|Standing at the bottom of the upper driveway.|
|Standing at the neighbors driveway.|
|Standing in the neighbors front yard. Love how the color of my|
house pops against the white.
|Love how the blue of the sky looks framed in the trees.|
|My poor trees. :-( They used to be even with the roof.|
|Check out how the snow formed on top of the mailbox.|
This wasn't good sledding snow, it was too wet and not slick but that didn't stop the kids from trying to sled like they did last time.
But it WAS perfect for making snow angels:
|No, she didn't fall. LOL Daddy was taking pictures.....wished he'd actually|
gotten a picture focused on her. Oh well. :-)
AND for making snowmen:
And once again, the neighbors dog, Sadie, was in Heaven with all the snow. She's not a water dog, she's a snow dog! She loved it! We had to chase her away from our Snowman several times b/c she kept trying to eat him LOL.
Once the snow started melting off the roads, John knew I'd like to take pictures, so we loaded up in the car and went riding around.
|Mom's side pasture.|
|Wished the power lines hadn't been in the way. Guess I could've|
|Same mountains, better picture. :-)|
|The lake looks iced over.|
|Whoops! Looks like the rafting companies tent couldn't handle|
the weight of the snow.
|I'm absolutely IN LOVE with this tree! You simply can't get a good idea|
of the magnitude of this tree in the middle of a pasture by pictures
Now to end with a few pics of the dogs. Can't have a Fur-Real post without my fur-real family. ;-)
|Playing. Caught them in an awkward pose. LOL|
Sadly the snow didn't last long, it never does, but we made the most of it while it lasted. :-)